World’s Largest Sundial

Jantar Mantar is a centuries old astronomical observatory that sets the world’s record for the having the largest sundial, which stands at over 27 meters tall.

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Thursday, 23rd April 2009

Pyramid in Dakota

A leftover relic of the Cold War days, the Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex (SRMSC) boasts a pyramid in the middle of North Dakota.

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Tuesday, 14th April 2009
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